Honors Assembly Performance. (All Non-Seniors perform for this event, family members are not allowed to come to this event, as this is for the Seniors who are receiving Honors and their family members). No food will be provided for this event, so please eat beforehand.
Parents: please drop of your child by 5pm, students can also stay in the Orchestra Room after school.
Dress: Black (does not have to be uniform, just black)
5pm – Call time.
5:15pm – In the pit with your instrument, music. Violins/Violas – bring your cases to the pit. (5:30pm is call time for the Seniors who are being Honored to the Orchestra room)
5:45pm – Perform: Flight, Cinema Paradiso, Warrior Legacy
6pm- Processinal then National Anthem
7:30pm – Assembly finishes. (Estimated ending time, maybe earlier or later depending on how long the award ceremony goes)

Pics from March 2022

Please help us by donating your Arizona Tax Credit to CDO HS Orchestra. (2022, Competing at the Worldstrides Anaheim Music Heritage Festival, 3.24-3.27, 2022)

Go to CDO Webpage/Quicklink/Bookstore
User Name: Student ID Number  (You can sign in as a Guest!!)
Password: Last Name with Capital first letter
Go to : Shop,    Then Click: Item at student’s school
School Type – High School, then click: Canyon del Oro High School
Categories: CDO Tax Credits Donation

Find: Orchestra, type in the amount, then click buy, then go to Checkout (upper right corner), then pay with your credit card.  You will need to type in your address, credit card number.

Or You can send us the check
Please fill out the form, then print, Check payable to CDO, memo: Orchestra, and send it to
Canyon del Oro High School
Attn: Orchestra Director, Toru Tagawa
25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley 85704

Videos from 12.3.21. Hamilton Workshop.

Videos from 10.6.21 Symphonic Orchestra

Andante Festivo Unfinished Symphony Ghosts of Brandenburg

Dear Students and Parents,

              Welcome to the new school year. My name is Toru Tagawa, and this is my 13th year as the Orchestra Director at Canyon del Oro High School. I am looking forward to working with all of you and making great music. At CDO, we have two orchestras, the Concert Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra. The Concert Orchestra is open to intermediate level students, and the Symphonic Orchestra is only open to advanced students and audition is required.

In both orchestras, we will cover a variety of literature from J.S. Bach to full orchestra music. We will be learning about composers, scales, key signatures in addition to playing your instrument. 

Please read this handbook carefully and sign the online contract by August 17, 2021. Link is at Orchestra Handbook 2021-2022 Make sure to put your T-shirt size, you will receive one Orchestra T-shirt. We will make T-shirts after we are able to meet in person. 

Symphonic Orchestra meets in the 2nd Period.

Concert Orchestra meets in the 3rd Period. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. 


Toru Tagawa,, 520-696-5797

Director: CDO Orchestra             

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